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How to tell if a person is on methamphetamine.

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Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant that has been causing more and more trouble in the past thirty years. While the drug has been around for nearly one hundred years, most of the meth being abused today is manufactured in highly toxic, unsafe “meth labs” and the product is called “crystal meth”.How to tell if a person is on methamphetamine.


Crystal Meth is made of highly volatile, toxic substances that are melded in differing combinations, forming what some have described as a "mix of laundry detergent and lighter fluid."


The effects can come on rapidly, depending on the route of administration and last for 8 to 10 hours.


Meth stimulates the central nervous system and induces wakefulness, reduces appetite, and can, in high doses cause paranoid delusions and insanity. 


Look for the following signs and symptoms:


  • Remaining active for long hours or even days at a time
  • Irritability and quick temper
  • Uncharacteristic antagonism and aggression
  • Paranoia and accusations
  • Prolonged sleep periods
  • Open sores on the skin
  • Giddiness
  • Depression
  • Weight loss
  • Changes in interests, friends and activities
  • Changes in appearance.



If you suspect someone you know is using meth, the wrong thing to do about it is nothing. Methamphetamine in one of the most rapidly addicting drugs and the longer they use, the tougher it is to stop.


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